AE: Swing

Area of Expertise : Swing

Swing is closely related to Jazz; both styles have a lot of ‘space’ in their ‘comping’ (the Jazz term for rhythmic improvised strumming to accompany a soloist). To earn your AE Swing patch demonstrate four of the strums on this page. At least one strum should be demonstrated in the context of a song. The other three patterns may be demonstrated with a chord progression of your choice. You may also demonstrate all four strums in the context of one song. Demonstrated strums should keep a consitent beat with no noticeable pauses between chords. Please refer to the strumming shorthand guide for any unfamiliar symbols.

Π – – Φ – – – – || Θ – – V – – – –
– Φ – – – Φ – – || – V – V – – – –
– – – Φ – – – Φ || – – Π Φ – – – Φ
– V – V – – – – || – Φ – Φ – Φ – Φ
– Φ – Φ – Φ – Φ || – – – – Π – – Φ
– – Π Φ – – – V || – – – – – – Π Φ
Θ – – V – – – V || Π Φ – Φ – – – –
Θ – – Φ – – Π – || Π Φ – – – – – –
Θ – – Φ – – – –
Π – Π Φ – – – –
Π Φ – Φ – – – –
– Φ – – Θ – – – || Π – – Φ – – – –
– – – Φ – – – Φ